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Soviet Army Soldier by iconicarchive Soviet Army Soldier by iconicarchive
A young soldier of the Soviet Army in Leningrad, 1989
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MissComrade Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute guy:3
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ToxicKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :)
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FDJler Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Wonderful shot!
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Mewchanok Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
OMG he is so good looking I even forgot what I was really going to ask - do you have more informations about the picture? 
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Mewchanok Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Oh my he is so handsome! Is like... I want to become one with him... Oh dear... 
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VemcrosEcorKoopa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
no u dont want to. Russia is rough on their men so they can be ready or if u were saying about becomeing couples. nah they dont like americans or whatever sorry
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grei-eba Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I've always loved their uniforms.
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Mafia-Queen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Photographer
Awwh, he looks sweet! This is a lovely picture :)
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ComradeLither Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh, that ushanka has a NCO badge on it, which doesn't really correspond to the "young soldier".
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iconicarchive Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   Photographer
Please enlighten me. I took this picture 1989 on the streets of Leningrad, near an army shop. The guy looks young and seems to be a soldier, thus I named the photograph 'young soldier' - what is the contradiction and what means the NCO badge?
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ComradeLither Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The NCO badge if from all I've found out about the uniforms which suggests that the red star with the wreath is reserved for NCOs.

The other thing about that is that anybody promoted to an NCO rank generally doesn't tend to be young, with most military thinking about leaving them until all rashness of youth has left them.

A poor choice of words on my part, I must admit.
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iconicarchive Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! I'll investigate this and ask friends who have been in Soviet Army. Maybe this young man did some deeds to deserve the rank. Could it be? All I can tell you is that it's not a manipulated photograph, it's BW-film, taken in 1989.
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ComradeLither Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is most interesting. I would like to hear more of what you have found out.

(My research, of course, being much less accurate than anyone who has been in the Soviet Army).
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Genosse92 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Obgr1969 Cap Badges are common on Ushanki and Furazhki even on younger troops, especially later on. The only time the "plain Star" was worn was before 1969 when the new Regulation Dress was introduced. In the field, it was common not to wear the badge, but with dress it was worn.

These were worn by everyone under Officer Rank (Officers had a different model) on all hats other than Pilotki for Parade and Dress Occasions.
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Genosse92 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
His badge is also flat, not curved like many NCO's ("Grandfathers" in the Soviet military) wore. It was common for an NCO/"Grandfather" to bend his cockade to denote his seniority over the other troops.
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Genosse92 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Motor Transport Troop!
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iconicarchive Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Photographer
Thank you for the indication. As I can see, you are really a specialist with a huge collection of uniforms.
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